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breaking news, nearly a dozen people questioned after a vigil turns into a shooting. plus, local cops who blew the whistle on their own department tell us it's now ruining their careers. >> but first tonight, topper has a winter weather alert with arctic air and snow about to arrive. >> this is 9news now. >> right now, it's snowing or raining in parts of the metro area. will the temperatures get below freezing overnight? >> and topper says this may not be the only round of snow we see this weekend. an arctic air is moving in and lots of moisture. top. >> it's a two for now. the real problems around the maryland, pa border. that's where the winter weather advisories have been posted. these stay in place until 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night, they may be further south. for now, the main problem is frederick and martinsburg. this is all rain around the immediate metro area. either side of 95. but you get north of 70 and it
is snowing. it snowed as far south as damaskis. and along i-81 corridor where it's going to get slippery tonight. for us, it's 42 downtown. we talked about this earlier, roads are fine in the metro area. but 34 now in gaithersburg and 34 in leesburg and look at hagerstown. they are right around the freezing mark. any time you go west of frederick, the roads could get tricky. look what happens by tomorrow morning. most of the rain showers turn to snow showers. we'll come back. you may be surprised where the bulls eye may be for tomorrow night. we'll explain. >> now, we get to late breaking news out of new carollton. gunfire breaks out in what is supposed to be a somber vigil. police say a gunman in the crowd of mourners open fire hitting one victim. ken is live in new carollton with the breaking details. >> reporter: the witnesses i spoke to say it wasn't only
terrifying, but bold, because there was a new carollton police officer at that vigil. let me set the scene up for you. police officers just left this area right now. this is the area where that crowd ran to. the shooting itself took place three blocks away from here on 85th avenue in new carollton. >> i heard a loud bang. >> it's sad. we live by the sword, you die by the sword. >> a split second were left running for safety. chris' name was spelled out by candles that were left burning and dispursed the somber crowd. >> everybody is going this way. and somebody else just got shot. >> according to police, a man at the vigil fired off a single round. another victim was rushed to the hospital. he's expected to survive. >> as for the people at the vigil, this is the area where the officers first encountered people leaving the scene and it
was critical to determine these people may have been our shooter. >> police detained the crowd. they were questioned and then released. most were juveniles. now those who witnessed the shooting are left trying to make sense of yet another violent crime. >> kids, parents, you know, women and children. teenagers, as you can see. >> police still don't have a suspect in this shooting and they still don't have a motive. we're live in new carollton. >> new at 11:00, an update on the two girls struck by a van. this accident happened just before 7:00 in the 600 block of north frederick avenue. this is in gaithersburg. sky 9 giving you the view. both of the victims 12 years old and suffered serious injuries. emergency crews took them to children's hospital for treatment. the driver of the van staid on the scene and we have no word yet of any kind of charges will be filed. >> a judges ruled the three d.c. police officers can
continue with their whistle blower lawsuit against the city, claiming that they suffered retaliation for refusing to lie under oath. >> the city wanted the case thrown out of court, but lost. as gary reports, that began tease we'll be hearing more about the claim in the days ahead. >> the three cops were tough on drunk drivers. >> the three of us each year would make a third of the rest of the city for dui's. >> there were problems with the machines they used to test drunk drivers. >> people are going to jail on faulty scores. it wasn't fair for the number that was arrested to go to jail on scores that weren't done properly. >> you were ordered not to talk about it? >> i should not discuss it in the stands. >> but they defied the instructions they say they got from prosecutors. >> it's the right thing to do. that's what i'm paid to do, to tell the truth of what happened. >> you think you're being punished for telling the truth? >> all three of us were
punished. >> instead of applauding these officers and saying this is what we want, the attorney general went after these officers and tried to ruin their career. >> the investigations promised promotions and training allegedly withdrawn. >> it's as bad as it gets. these are the best dui officers in the city. >> and the consequence of that faulty equipment -- >> we're talking about people's lives at stake here. the more people we take off the street is safer for everybody in the city. >> d.c. patrol officer, a spokesman for d.c. police referred us to the attorney general's office, but a spokesman said it had decided not to comment. derek. >> thank you, gary. 9news now has uncovered new information in the case of a cop who shot a woman dead in culpeper, virginia. an eyewitness is contradicting what state police have said about the investigation. chris says he saw the culpeper town police officer shoot 54- year-old patricia cook to death
in a church parking lot yesterday morning. cook was in her jeep wrangler. the state police say cook had rolled up her window catching the officer's arm inside and dragged him. michelle said it didn't happen that way. >> he was right next to the vehicle. he had one hand on the door handle and one hand on his weapon and she was rolling the window up and they were exiting out of the parking lot. the window was half way up. he said stop or i'll shoot and really didn't think he was going to do it, but she got the window all the way up and that's when he shot and she took a left out of the parking lot here and he stepped out in the street and fired five more times. >> the officer wasn't dragged at all. he says he couldn't have caught his arm in there because he fired through the glass. this case remains under investigation. >> a former university of virginia lacrosse player now on trial for killing his exgirlfriend told police he wrestled and shoved yeardley love, but never hit her. today, jurors in george
huguely's trial viewed a police interrogation video taken the very day love was found dead. and in that tape, huguely tells the police he went to love's apartment, quote, just to talk, but she started screaming and hit her head against the wall, he said. he also said love looked like a fish out of water. when police tell him she's dead, huguely sobs and denies that calling them liars. huguely and at least two of the jurors wept while the tape was playing. >> strong emotions as well in annapolis over gay marriage. governor martin o'malley testified before a house of delegates committee pushing his bill to legalize same sex marriage. he said his bill would give gay couples equal rights. some church leaders spoke forcefully in favor of the bill. and a few lawmakers traded sharp words with one another in the debate. >> on to a 9news now update. the national park service announced how it's going to fix
a quote inscribed on the new memorial to martin luther king, jr. the paraphrase reads, i was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness. the correction will be taken from the full quote in a recorded speech king gave just two months before he was assassinated. it reads, yes, if you want to say that i was a drum major, say that i was a drum major for justice. say that i was a drum major for peace. i was a drum major for righteousness and all of the other shallow things will not matter. as jerry sandusky awaits a trial on child sex abuse charges, a judge is thinking about visits from his grandchildren. he spoke to the media today after his court hearing and he reacted to claims that his neighbors are complaining that sandusky watches children playing at an elementary school behind his home. >> all of a sudden these
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9news now right after the grammy's. >> okay. >> exciting stuff. >> sure is. >> i love it. >> start at midnight. >> the news starts at midnight? >> no, the contest. don't pay attention. okay. going to be an exciting night. >> it will be. >> we are looking at a couple snow showers tonight. especially north of town and another shot tomorrow night. and i think tomorrow night is when you sort of have to be careful when you are driving around between 7:00 and 11:00. let's start with a live look outside. a little bit of rain out there right now. temperatures actually pretty mild downtown. and kind of still holding in the low 40s. dew point 33. winds out of the northeast at 6:00. pressure beginning to fall at 29.92 inches of mercury. all right, here's a welcome at our radar. we see one plume of moisture riding up the eastern slopes of the appalachians. more snow in west virginia and
also back into kentucky. and this is kind of a two prong system. this moisture coming to us from an area of low pressure off the southeast coast that will skim us tonight. give us a little bit of rain showers. even into places like charles county. but you folks are already getting snow in frederick along i-81 and that's where the advisories have been posted. good time to down load our weather app. search for wusa radar. all right, here's the deal. 1 to 2 inches possible. even in the metro area by 11:00 p.m. on saturday night. now roads are going to be slick, even in the metro area by saturday night because temperatures are going to go below freezing and windchills tomorrow night, 5 to 15. i think we'll have wind gusts over 40 miles per hour by tomorrow everyoning. sunday, dry, but very cold as we struggle to get above freezing again. here's the deal. tomorrow morning, notice how the snow began to work it way south. still rain in southern
maryland, but we get a break either side of lunchtime, except for the mountains. here comes the arctic air. with the front and the wind, this is when we had the best chance of snow showers in the afternoon and evening on saturday. probably ending before midnight on sunday. but, because of that, i think we're going to see snow showers that may accumulate, oddly enough, east of town and south of town into southern maryland. so, not tonight, but tomorrow night you could see maybe an inch over toward anne arundel county, prince georges county, charles county, and even down into parts of southern maryland. an inch to an inch and a half near frederick and hagerstown because you have two shots at the snowfall. tomorrow night, rain and snow showers, cold, 1 to 2 inches possible. frederick north and west to hagerstown to martinsburg and winchester. lows in the 30s. primarily above freezing in town. tomorrow morning, early snow showers possible and cold.
dress in layers. temperatures aren't going to do much tomorrow. in fact, they are going to go down in the afternoon. so windy and cold. more snow showers. i think the roads could become slick at night. temperatures around 40, but falling. winds northwest 15 to 30 with gusts probably to 40. we may well see a wind advisory posted tomorrow as well. so, we'll break it down. 30s to start. rain and snow showers. a break at noon. 38 to 42 and more snow showers by evening. temperatures in the 30s and with snow showers, they can look intense for a while, but move away quickly. so on sunday after everything rolls through, 33 and then 42 on monday. now the next seven days. we got snow back in the forecast on tuesday. a light system. temperatures around 40. then we're looking at upper 40s wednesday, near 50 on thursday. a little bit of light snow possible again on friday. temperatures around 30. follow me on twitter.
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